Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
They were deadly on the ground; Now they have wings
When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family. The action climaxes with an incredible crash sequence in Las Vegas.
Is there a six star option?
I hadn't seen this movie since it came out more than 15 years ago. I didn't much care for it then, but I have to confess I LOOOOOOOOOVED it today. What played as a ridiculously dumb action film then now hit me as a deliberately silly action comedy. There are some choices that were probably meant to play straight that have since aged into unintentional majesty (like the de rigueur Bruckheimer radio-friendly pop song that is hilariously dated AND so completely inappropriate for the material, LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live"), but for the most part this movie is deliciously self-aware.
The action is all rock solid, and the cast is impossibly great: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Ving…
When it comes to Con Air, there are two kinds of people:-
1) People who think Con Air is fucking awesome.
2) People who I don't want to talk to.
"The last Mohican is burning, man!"
Loud, large, and spectacular, Simon West's "Con Air" is an action film that is both ridiculous and sublime. Crafted to make pulses pound while viewers' eyes are glued to their screens, the film never apologizes for its combination of jet fuel, gun powder, heart, and muscle. The film revels joyfully in its higher-than-high-octane craziness. Everything about the film is played to unsubtle and unaturally noisy volumes, but there is no doubting the sheer action bliss that "Con Air" provides.
The story is a silly as it effective: after being sentence to prison for an act of self defense, Nicolas Cage's Cameron Poe is due to be released. Flying home on a cargo plane full of dangerous convicts, Poe's situation becomes…
Sometimes the mere mention of a film in someone's review can give you that urge to watch something. Steve Grzesiak's review of Passenger 57 touched on an action classic in the shape of Con Air. It's cheesy, it's implausible, but it's wickedly entertaining in that no holds barred thrilling action style the late nineties doted on.
Simon West's film has more than just Nicolas Cage to carry it. Cage plays a former US Ranger who is jailed in the opening credits for killing a man during a bar brawl that threatened his unborn daughter. Serving seven years, he's on a prison transport plane home to Alabama and release, as the rest of the inmates are on their way to a…
Some of the most fun one can have while still wearing pants.
Gran cast, bella storia ed ottimo trash. Probabilmente non si può desiderare di più da un film del genere!
Nick Cage doin' work.
Perhaps the closest Hollywood ever got to recreating the impossibly loveable look and feel of Hong Kong action cinema, what with its bunny rabbit melodrama and Rube Goldberg action setpieces. Fate controls everything, from the placement of a good-hearted man on a flight gone wrong to the coins in a slot machine. Are you not entertained?
The greatest dumb movie of all time. Whoever was in charge for the casting should be straight up canonized. Over a dozen of endlessly entertaining performances, but witness Malkovich and Cage's work in this high comedy masterpiece is something of a transcendental experience. There's not that many worse action sequences in a film that amazing though, with the final fight making Transformers look like Fury Road. If the filmmakers were self-aware or not it's a task for the world's most privileged minds to decipher, yet one thing is for sure, in the history of cinema, not a single stuff chew more scenery than Cameron Poe's hair in this picture.
Thanks for proving to me that God exists Nicolas Cage!
Bored and tired and alone and this movie is as good company as any, I guess, though the movie is getting progressively more tedious and I am probably due for a long break.
real action movie with a lot of good actors and a lot of bullshit...........nevertheless it is well directed, well structured and well acted. Of course you need a lot of imagination. Fights all over the place, and thousands of bullets are fired!
Is this a clever film?
Does it add anything new to the action genre?
Is it a fast paced edge of the seat ride that's highly enjoyable in a dumb, bad accent way?
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…